Tuesday, March 8, 2011


Dispensing refers to the provision of medicine according to the prescription.

Following steps are involved in a Pharmacy setup:

1. Prescription: Medicines recommended by the physician as a remedy
2. Formulation: Darwing and expressing the medicines and ingredients of the prescription
3. Compounding: Preparing and mixing of the ingredients and/or medicines of the prescription
4. Dispensing: Giving the medicines to the patient. Medicines are given in a container with proper labelling. This label helps the patient for subsequent use of the medicine.

Dispensing may also involve the preparation of device for the use of patients.

Extemporaneous dispensing:Extemporaneous dispensing refers to the compounding and dispensing of medicines with little or no preparation in response to the stimulus of one's immediate environment.
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